A Top-Ten meme from The Broke and The Bookish
I thought these books were excellent yet I don't see them referenced very often. It could also be that I don't get out much.
Dracula - With all the hype that vampire books are getting these days, why is Dracula not even on the radar? It's such a cool and creepy story.
Frankenstein - This book is not just about a monster, it's about ethics and responsibility. I can't believe this wasn't required reading when I was in school.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Again, not just about a crazy scientist but about the duality of human nature. Yin and Yang. So fascinating yet I don't see it on a whole lot of reading lists.
The Road - This should be on every parent's book shelf.
Through Black Spruce and Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden - Yes, these again! They show up on all my faves lists so I had to add them here too. Why do I never come across them anywhere else?
Reckless Appetites by Jacqueline Deval - This book is packed with literary references, recipes, and a quirky romance. How come it's not on everyone's book shelf?? I don't even DO romance and I loved it.
Most things Bill Bryson. He's funny and quirky and so well travelled! Why did it take so long for me to notice him? I have no idea.
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~Authors I'd Love To Meet
~Books I'm Glad Were Recommended to Me
~Favorite Places To Read
~Books That Should Be Made Into Movies
~Bookish Pet Peeves